Desirée Fragoso appointed IOP interim city administrator, effective June 1 – The Island Eye News

The City of Isle of Palms has appointed a new interim city administrator. Desiree Fragoso, assistant city administrator since 2015, assumes day to day management of the city on June 1. Linda Lovvorn Tucker, city administrator for 17 years, becomes city administrator emeritus, and will work from home on special projects until her official departure date of Oct. 8. The decision was made Tuesday, May 22 at the regular council meeting.

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Carroll Wins, Marina Bond Fails – The Island Eye News

It’s all change for the City of Isle of Palms government as incumbent mayor Dick Cronin and two incumbent council members, Barbara Bergwerf and Patrick Harrington, are out following an election held Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

Based on unofficial results posted at the two polling stations Tuesday night, Dick Cronin, who was running for his third consecutive term as mayor, lost to incumbent council member Jimmy Carroll.

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Carroll, Cronin Face Off In Mayor’s Forum – The Island Eye News

The two contenders for Isle of Palms mayor faced off in a candidates forum hosted by The League of Women Voters and Island Eye News on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Incumbent Dick Cronin is seeking his third term as mayor, and councilmember Jimmy Carroll, who has served one and half terms on city council, is looking to unseat him. There will be a special election for the remaining two years of Carroll’s council term should he be elected mayor.

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Citizens Question Value Of Marina Revitalisation Project – The Island Eye News

About a hundred Isle of Palms citizens turned out for the first hour of the community meeting on the proposed “Marina Enhancement and Community Revitalization Project,” held on Oct. 12. The question of whether to take on a $5.5 million bond to finance the project is on the ballot at the city’s Nov. 7 election this year.

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$5.5 Million Marina Project On Ballot For November 7 Election – The Island Eye News

Just over 20 years ago, the City of Isle of Palms asked its citizens if it should purchase the Wild Dunes Yacht Harbor Marina to “ensure public access to the water.” The 5-acre site was slated to be developed into a 21 home, private marina. The answer was a resounding yes. This November, the city will again present a referendum to voters, this time asking whether it should borrow $5.5 million to fund a revitalization project of the city-owned marina.

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